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Veteran Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan recently signed a contract extension at League One side Fleetwood Town. File photograph: Inpho

Glenn Whelan has made the shortlist for the FAI’s Senior International Player of the Year award after returning from retirement to feature in Ireland’(...)

Forensic officers work near Forbury Gardens, in Reading town centre, the scene of a multiple stabbing attack that took place on Saturday evening. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Police are treating as a terrorist incident a mass stabbing in Reading on Saturday that left three people dead and a number of others injured. A 25-ye(...)

Police guard an entrance to Forbury Gardens on June 21st in Reading, England. A lone attacker targeted groups of people socialising in Forbury Gardens stabbing them in the neck in what police are treating as a terror incident. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty

A “passionate”, “gentle” and “caring” secondary school teacher has become the first victim of the terrorist attack in Reading to be named. James Furl(...)

Aaron Connolly celebrates scoring a goal against Tottenham Hotspur  back in October. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

The list of players’ nationalities at Brighton’s academy is pretty typical by modern day Premier League standards. French, Swedish, Serbian . . . tale(...)

Aaron Connolly training with the Republic of Ireland. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

If Aaron Connolly makes his senior international debut in Tbilisi or Geneva over the coming days it will be another huge career landmark in a whirlwin(...)

 Dundalk’s Vinny Perth: his team  have gone seven games unbeaten.  Photograph: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

Cork City may not be the usual title threat, but Dundalk will head to Turner’s Cross on Friday night with very much the same sense of urgency they hav(...)

Ireland’s Sean McEvoy and Gavin Bazunu dejected after the game at the Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: PA

Republic of Ireland 1 Greece 1 It was a disappointing opening day for both the competing team and Ireland, the hosts and organisers at these Under-17(...)

Dundalk’s Michael Duffy celebrates scoring their second goal during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game against Shamrock Rovers at  Oriel Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dundalk 2 Shamrock Rovers 1 The league’s early pacesetters lost another chunk of their lead in Oriel Park where Dundalk reminded their rivals just wh(...)